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Health and Wellness

2 young children die in hot cars in Texas during scorching temperatures over the weekend

iStock/PetrBonek(HOUSTON) — Two young children have died in Texas after they were left in hot cars during scorching temperatures over the weekend. A 1-year-old died in Galveston Saturday after his father, Abner Peña, left him in the family’s Chevrolet Tahoe for...

Activists say they’re accepting nothing less than Medicare for all

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(NEW YORK) — The health care proposal dubbed Medicare for all first gained traction as a campaign promise from Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2016 presidential run. The largest nurses union in the country, National Nurses United, actively campaigned for...

Planned Parenthood hosts 20 presidential candidates to talk abortion rights

Win McNamee/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Planned Parenthood’s forum on reproductive rights at the University of South Carolina on Saturday will offer the crowded Democratic presidential field an opportunity to directly address a topic that has emerged as one of the...

New drug for women with low sex drive gets FDA approval

iStockBy DR. VANESSA CUTLER (NEW YORK) — We’ve long seen advertisements for drugs like Cialis or Viagra, which help to improve sexual performance in men with erectile dysfunction. But on Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new medication that will...

EPA finalizes rule allowing less lead in dust in older homes

YangYin/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday finalized standards that would allow less lead in paint dust in older buildings, the first concrete step in the administration’s action plan to protect kids from exposure to lead. The Centers...

Missouri Planned Parenthood abortion clinic denied license by health department

jetcityimage/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — The Missouri health department denied a license to the state’s last abortion clinic, bringing the latest blow in the ongoing saga. Planned Parenthood announced that the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) denied the license...

Who will pay to take care of sick coal miners? Black Lung Trust Fund is in trouble

SIYAMA9/iStock(NEW YORK) — Gary Hairston worked in West Virginia coal mines for more than 27 years. Like thousands of other coal miners, Hairston was diagnosed with complicated black lung disease, an incurable condition caused by exposure to high levels of coal dust. He now...

Benefits of baby yoga aren’t a stretch: How it helps moms and babies

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital(WHEATON, Ill.) — Susan Korver and Amy Casoglos spent some of the first weeks of their daughters’ lives with them on the yoga mat. The once-strangers, who gave birth on the same day in the same hospital, bonded with their...